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Columbus to Apalachicola Paddle Trip Day #12 - Gaskin Park

This day of the trip will continue through the pre tidal floodplain, which at roughly 7 feet above sea level has many tributaries including Swift Slough, Virginia Cut, River Styx, the second and main confluence with the Chipola River, Kennedy Creek and Owl Creek. We will paddle up Owl Creek to our overnight camping spot at Hickory Landing. We will see the continuing efforts of the Battle Bend restoration project to reopen low flow connectivity to the Battle Bend Slough which had been filled with spoil from channel dredging operations of years gone by. Time permitting, we will explore River Styx with it’s clear blue green water flows. This river isnamed after the river in Hades, according to Greek mythology, across which Charon carried dead souls, and it is a hauntingly beautiful place of rarely seen flora. The Apalachicola River continues to broaden through this stretch with enormous sand bars and canopied banks of cypress, oak, palm and tupelo trees. The paddle trip up Owl Creek to Hickory Landing offers the tour of a unique cypress swamp.

Price: $125.00
Duration: 1 day
Distance: 14 Miles

Start Point: Gaskin Park

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End Point: Owl Creek & Hickory Landing

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Bayshore Paddle Center at 41 West Bayshore Avenue on St. George Island

Phone: 850-653-7448

41 West Bayshore Avenue, St. George Island, 32328

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